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Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Self catering accommodation in heart of the Lake District

Crofton Cottage is a charming, family owned, period stone cottage in the heart of Bowness on Windermere.

An ideal base for exploring the southern lakes, the cottage is a short walk from the town centre and its restaurants and shops and the steamer pier on Lake Windermere.

This self-catering cottage sleeps up to 4 people and has 1 beautifully decorated double bedroom with built in wardrobes, television and DVD and 1 twin bedded bedroom with wardrobe and bedside cabinets. It has two lounges both with gas fires, televisions, DVD players and gaming consoles, a well equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, freezer and fridge together with a separate dining area, and bathroom with power shower and bath.

Outside is a separate storeroom with tumble dryer and space for storing walking boots. The cottage has a small courtyard at the rear, which has seating for 4, and a BBQ for al fresco dining. Parking via parking permit which is free.

More Details

Kim Cockroft
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at many holiday rental houses over the years, some abroad and some in the UK, and your cottage was certainly one of the most comfortable and well equipped. My partner and son loved the cycling (including Hardknott Pass) and the weather was kind to us until the last day. We would certainly consider another visit.
Jul 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 20 reviews

Everything we wanted from a holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little house, equipped with everything we needed. Very clean and well kept. Parking was only issue, road was always full.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that it met your requirements for your stay. Unfortunately, during half-term week parking can be a little tricky to park immediately outside the cottage but hopefully you did not have any problems parking on the other two roads using the parking permit. We hope someday to welcome you back. Kind regards David & Kim
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Lovely Cottage, great location, helpful host !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for last 4 days of Sept 2016 and liked just about everything on offer at the cottage. It is in a great location, very clean and extremely well equipped. A fantastic place for a family of four.

Many eateries/pubs, shopping around 5 mins walking distance - The Angel was a great pub with brilliant food. Windermere lake is also 5 mins walk.

We give this place a total Thumb"s Up.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to post a review of your stay, we genuinely appreciate it. We always strive to give any helpful hints and tips to make guests have a truly enjoyable experience in the cottage and enjoy all the Lake District has to offer and we too agree The Angel is a great place to enjoy good food in very pleasant surroundings. We hope someday to welcome you back to Crofton Cottage. Kindest regards David and Kim.
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Wrongly charged for existing damage to property

  • 2 of 5

Lovely cottage and very well equipped. Unfortunately we were wrongly accused and charged for a kitchen blind that was already damaged on arrival. I phoned the owners to explain that it was already damaged but they did not believe me.

Their reason for blaming us was due to the apparently 'dishevelled' state we left their cottage in which appears to consist of a few items which my children, unknown to me, left out of place whilst we were packing up to leave and some cushions and throws which were left off beds which needed to stripped and remade for the arrival of new guests. Surely it would have been quicker to replace items rather than write accusing emails and take photographs!

We feel like the owners have acted unreasonably and I am still waiting for the remainder of my deposit to be returned.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are pleased you appreciated the comforts and high specification that is offered at Crofton Cottage. Firstly I will address the point raised regarding your telephone call. No call was in fact received from this guest until they were contacted following departure. I would also comment it was not just a case of a few throws/bedlinen left on the floor which was an issue. In order to maintain the high standards at the cottage prior to guests arrival the cottage is checked to ensure all is in order as was the case prior to this visit. Unfortunately when damage does occur, which thankfully is rare, we notify guests and then replace like for like in order that cottage maintains its high quality. You are aware that no deduction is made from customers security deposit without firstly being advised which was the procedure followed after your visit when damage had occurred during your stay.
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Well equipt cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely comfortable stay at the cottage. We found the cottage very clean and. well presented with everything we required. The location was also good being close to both shops and the lake with plenty of walks. We would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review. We are very pleased the cottage provided a wonderful base for your stay and thank you for taking the time to recommend us to your family and friends.
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Nice spacious cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere

  • 5 of 5

Crofton Cottage is a beautifully maintained 2 bedroom cottage in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. It has everything that a small family can need for a vacation. Bedrooms are spacious, there are two living areas and also a perfectly equipped kitchen and a separate dining space. The small courtyard will be nice on sunny days.

The property is walking distance from pretty all the attractions in town or even nearby Windermere (about 30 minutes walk). Having a car is good for travelling around, but there are also buses on the main street to nearby towns such as Grasmere and Kendal.

We liked our stay very much, and the only problem is that our holiday was too short!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at Crofton Cottage. Many thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Beautiful cottage in a brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10 I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. Your comments on the cottage are most kind and we're pleased with the location of the property. Kind regards Kim and David.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Windermere Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Motoroway M6, Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Crofton Cottage is located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, and is only a 5 min walk to Windermere. All the shops and restaurants are on the cottage doorstep, there is also a cinema at the bottom of the street for those rainy days. Lake Windermere offers cruises, sailing, water sports and you can hire boats. Other activities are the Beatrix Potter Museum, horse riding, superb walks and much more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

To book there will be a £100.00 deposit, with the full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Weekend price is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, mid week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If less than 8 weeks at time of booking full payment is required to confirm booking.

Please note, we do not refund due to no shows, so we do advise customers to take out the relevant insurance to cover event

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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